May 27, 2004 — Many people in the North Country own their own homes, but they need help maintaining them to keep them safe, dry, and warm, especially in winter. The Ministry of the North County, or MINC, has a home repair program that tries to help. MINC gets more than 100 applications a year from people who need assistance fixing their homes. Sheryl Evans is MINC's outreach worker in St. Lawrence County. She spoke with David Sommerstein. You can reach MINC at 315-322-4271 or email to firstname.lastname@example.orgGo to full article
Feb 28, 2002 — Additional state funding is expected to help North Country affordable housing place more people into new homes and out of substandard housing. The agency began the Mobil Home Replacement program in 1995, in Jefferson County and has since expanded its service to Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The agency has recently applied for $500,000 to help shorten the long waiting list for the program. Go to full article
Jan 29, 2001 — For many, owning a home on a plot of land is the Great American Dream. And the quickest route to realizing that dream is often the most affordable option: the mobile home, or trailer. But a cheap price tag can also mean shoddy construction. Some mobile homes quickly become leaky and expensive to heat in winter, and can become fire hazards for their occupants. A successful Jefferson County program has helped families replace their old trailers with more permanent homes. And now the program is targeting substandard trailers in St. Lawrence and Lewis counties as well. But the quality and consistency of mobile homes has changed over the years, and dealers think the program gives mobile homes a bad rap. David Sommerstein has the story.
The North Country Affordable Housing Program is currently taking applications for mobile residents in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. They can be reached at (315)785-8684 or, toll free, (866)653-8724. Go to full article